Development causes a stir in Beachlands

Around 16.38 hectare of prime property is earmarked for immediate development and it has upset a lot of Beachlands residents. Located at 109 Beachlands Road,...

Three cheers for Pakuranga CAB

Around 90 guests attended the 40th anniversary of community services by Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga-Eastern Manukau at a special function on Friday. “Our chief executive...

Still time to join class action on leaky buildings

East Auckland leaky homeowners have received good news - their case will proceed as a class action. And others still have until January 30 2018...

TB an isolated case

False rumours of a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak at the Highland Park Community House (HPCH) have been shut down. Auckland Council and the chair for the...

Sun shines on Santa’s show

The sun once again shone bright for the annual Howick Santa Parade on Sunday. More than 50 floats took part in the community event of...

Splash Pad shut down

Six days after its official opening, Pakuranga’s new splash pad is now closed. The temporary closure at Lloyd Elsmore Pools and Leisure Centre follows safety...

Of cherry blossoms and creativity

Every artist dreams of their works of art being a sell out. Wood turner Neils Neilson couldn’t believe his ears when he was told that...

Parade organiser bids farewell

The long-time organiser of the iconic Howick Santa Parade is leaving the position she has held for more than a decade. Emma Smith, the circulation...

Body confidence is key

While her hair has grown back, the self-confidence that inspired Briana Valgre to shave her head for charity remains stronger than ever. The Pakuranga-based...

‘I’ll remember it forever’

Performing on stage with the New York Philharmonic is a dream for most music students, but it was a dream that came to life...


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